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Core Group confirms Resolution on Sri Lanka

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  • Resolution based on damning report
  • Canadian envoy meets FM
  • Core Group on SL consists of Canada, Germany, Montenegro, North Macedonia and UK

 

BY EASWARAN RUTNAM

The Core Group on Sri Lanka has confirmed it will be submitting a Resolution on Sri Lanka at the upcoming session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva.

The British Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UK in Geneva, Julian Braithwaite, informed the UNHRC yesterday of the decision to submit the Resolution.  The confirmation was made as the UNHRC met to discuss its plans for the 46th Session of the UNHRC which will be held from February 22, 2021 to March 23, 2021.  The Core Group on Sri Lanka consists of Canada, Germany, Montenegro, North Macedonia, and the United Kingdom.  Braithwaite said that a Resolution will be submitted to the Council on promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka. 


The Resolution is a follow-up to the one already co-sponsored by the former government, from which the current administration withdrew last year. 


Braithwaite said the Resolution will be based on the recent damning report on Sri Lanka by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet. 


Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror learns the Canadian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, David McKinnon met Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena yesterday and discussed the upcoming session of the Geneva session. 
However, details of the meeting were not known at the time of going to print. 

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